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Getting the introvert, extrovert balance right in your business

In reality we all sit somewhere on the introvert – extrovert spectrum, and getting the balance right in your business can be a critical factor in achieving a successful business that you LOVE! Unfortunately for most of us, this just won’t be a factor we’ve had time to consider. When we work for other people we have little choice about our office environment, interactions or our work hours. It’s the reason why most of us have decided (or want) to get out of the corporate world and start our own …

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Balancing business and family – how do you do it?

It’s a challenge, no doubt about it. Children can be demanding, unpredictable and all-consuming. Come to think of it, so can a business. If you’re growing a business and a family at the same time, sometimes it feels like there’s just not enough of you to go around. It’s a learning curve for sure, and the more I work with different clients on this, and the more I deal with it in my own experience, the more I find that there is no one-size-fits-all perfect formula for balancing business and …

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time waits for no woman

10 Time Management Tips to Increase Productivity

The importance of time management is never taken seriously by most people till they end up in a crisis situation. With good time management it will be possible to balance your work, reduce stress and increase productivity. With productivity playing such a vital role in the success of any business or in the lives of people it is natural that good time management has an even greater role to play. Here then are the

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Business Lifestyle

Finding the perfect fit for your ‘Business & Lifestyle’ … dream!

Finding the perfect fit between a gorgeous lifestyle and a flourishing business is the stuff of dreams. There are a few remarkable people who seem to navigate life with such finesse they barely break a sweat, and there’s the rest of us who feel as though we’re standing on shifting sands trying to keep our balance while all around us chaos reigns. You’re not alone – everyone who strives to build a business and a home life comes face to face with finding their fit at some point in their …

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Happily #disconnected

Remember when mobile phones were still a luxury, Facebook sounded like a photo album, a poke was something you did to annoy a sibling and twitter was just something you heard in the garden? Life has evolved so quickly during the past decade that we’ve barely had time to sit back and think, “how is our new constantly connected lifestyle affecting our wellbeing?” We live in an era of “need-to-know-now” and, thanks to our beloved mobile phones, we can. In a study sponsored by SecurEnvoy in the US in 2012, …

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how to get more done

Always running out of time? 14 ways to get more done

I’m constantly battling with time.  There is never enough of it.  I always have multiple activities competing for it.  And once it is gone, I can never get it back again. These are my simple time management tips to help you be more productive in your day. Work to your natural rhythms Figure out when you are most productive and make sure that your schedule works to that.   Identify which activities fit best with your energy levels and build your schedule around that.   If you try and do …

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Structure your business

5 steps to finding the perfect fit for your ‘Business & Lifestyle’: Step 3 STRUCTURE

Where your DREAM is your essential starting point and the impetus that provides the meaning behind all you do and FOCUS allows you to stay connected to that meaning and concentrate your time and energy towards achieving it, it’s the STRUCTURE you create that will take you seamlessly from where you are now to where you want to be. If the word ‘structure’ makes you think constraint, limitation and lack of creativity, bear with me. Structure is going to help you create more space for creativity and enjoyment while taking care of …

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Focus in Your Business

5 steps to finding the perfect fit for your ‘Business & Lifestyle’: Step 2 FOCUS

With step one (DREAM) firmly under your belt, it’s time to explore step two – FOCUS Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed –Paulo Coelho Life is full of distractions and the busier you are the worse it becomes. You begin multi-tasking to get more done and rather than making progress it can seem as though you’re going twice as fast yet somehow not nearly …

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Inbox Clutter

Declutter Your Inbox: 3 Must Have Inbox Management Tools

Have you noticed how some issues are universally challenging? Presenting a workshop for local mums recently, and attending a Women Unlimited business club a few days later, it was surprising (or maybe not?) that of all the issues discussed, one kept coming up as a major challenge – that of Time Management. Whether you’re a savvy business owner, busy mum or high-flying corporate executive, managing time is a constant juggle. We know what we need to do but somehow struggle to find enough hours in the day to get it all …

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Restore and Nurture

Nurturing the Hero: Practical tips for avoiding burnout!

This is the final and 4th part in Magdalena Bak-Maier’s wonderful series ‘Heros and Quests: Equipping you for success‘ How to be productive and avoid burnout Why is it that for many of us health and wellbeing is something we take for granted until it lets us down. Our bodies are amazing machines. Most of the time they tick away in the background like devoted servants. And yet there are times when they go on strike! They rebel from the overuse, abuse or simply feeling taken for granted. In my definition of …

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